Signed to a two-year, $3.3 million deal in the offseason,
Mercer averaged 9.3 points in his first three games. He sat
out the last two games with a swollen knee.
Selected sixth overall by Boston in 1997, Mercer is with his
seventh team. He enjoyed his best season with Chicago in
2000-01, when he averaged 19.1 points.
But Mercer has seen his numbers steadily decline and has not
averaged higher than 7.7 points in the last three seasons.